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|kiwi band kick off their UK career with single "Blowing Dirt".|
"Eccentric enigmatic electro rock outfit GoodShirt display a compelling knowledge of the location and uses of their synthesisers bend wheel. Sounding like early Roxy Music with all the leery, attitude of Ferry and the flipped out aesthetics of a long haired Eno, I was quietly impressed
"Unlike their countrymen the Datsuns and D4, GoodShirt have avoided the heavy guitar-driven influences of AC/DC, instead using a synthesizer to drive a wedge through their quirky lyrics. It's Devo meets the Foo Fighters with splashes of Blur, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, jazz and funk thrown in to create a heady mix of highly listenable pop-rock."
"Blowing Dirt is the strongest track on Good and is pretty much a clear indication of the GoodShirt blueprint. It is basically a Triple J friendly mix of melodic vocals, slightly distorted guitars and bouncy electronic keyboards."
|About Barking Spiders:|
Barking Spiders, the first UK, Internet based music-management company was launched this August in a bid to combat the "crisis" facing the music industry today.
In response to the dwindling singles market and threats posed by CD piracy and illegal downloading on the Internet, Barking Spiders have pioneered a unique approach to releasing singles by unsigned artists. By releasing music for free, through the Internet, Barking Spiders expects to raise the profile of high quality artists from the UK and abroad, promoting real talent to influential broadcast channels without suffering the costs of releasing a CD single.
Barking Spiders also expects to influence further change within the Official Charts Company to develop a more relevant measure of success for artists. In order for UK artists to compete at International level, the UK music industry needs to align itself with international territories, producing quality artists under a method of distribution that focuses on the success of album sales rather than the success of a single. Barking Spiders supports the movement already initiated by certain radio stations that the official singles chart would be best based on a combination of physical sales, Internet downloads and airplay.
Barking Spiders will be launching with a band named GoodShirt, (nearing double platinum in their home country - New Zealand) whose debut single, 'Blowing Dirt', will be released on September 1st. The single will only be available on the Barking Spiders website as a free download. However, a limited edition 7" vinyl will be available for purchase in selected independent record stores RRP 1.99 and on the website at 2.99 (inclusive of postage and packaging) and will include a previously unreleased b-side track that will never officially be available in digital format.
Although not a major feature at site launch, Barking Spiders will become a valuable source of up-to-date information, highlighting changes in the music industry and providing useful links and articles written by independent and influential writers.